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The creator of the toy everybody's obsessed with hasn't seen a penny for it

The creator of the toy everybody's obsessed with hasn't seen a penny for it It's a huge success — but its creator isn't reaping any of the windfall.Still, given how they're selling like hot cakes, you'd think their creator would be diving into mounds of gold coins like Scrooge McDuck.

'Harry Potter and the Cursed Child' gets Broadway release date

'Harry Potter and the Cursed Child' gets Broadway release date American Potter fans: You no longer have to book a Portkey to London to see Harry Potter and the Cursed Child Parts 1 and 2.The award-winning play will open in New York City on April 22, 2018.

How pro-Trump trolls spread fake news from 4chan to influence French elections

How pro-Trump trolls spread fake news from 4chan to influence French elections Fake news was very much a part of U.elections last year and now it's trickled into the French elections as well.

UK's Russian Embassy confirms that they reside on the Dark Side

UK's Russian Embassy confirms that they reside on the Dark Side The Russian Embassy's tweet essentially told all of us that they are on the Dark Side.People pretty quickly picked up on what the Russian Embassy was undoubtedly going for.

New startup helps you fund the resistance by donating $1 a day

New startup helps you fund the resistance by donating $1 a day The startup's founders want you to subscribe to Give One for charitable giving like you subscribe to Spotify for music.The charitable giving service is also partnering with Sweetgreen and Glossier on donation and volunteer opportunities for those companies' employees.

Wonder Woman is being advertised on diet products and our eyes are going to roll out of our heads

Wonder Woman is being advertised on diet products and our eyes are going to roll out of our heads Would that we lived in a world where the internet doesn't have to explain why not to advertise Wonder Woman on diet products, but alas, we do!The Mary Sue noticed Wednesday that DC's big-screen feminist hero is being used to market thinkThin protein bars.

This sheep's revenge against a mean cat is extremely satisfying

This sheep's revenge against a mean cat is extremely satisfying Knowing that this cat almost definitely landed on its feet and then scurried off to lick its ego, there's one thing we can all agree on here: It absolutely reaped what it sowed.After some really sharp antagonizing of a sheep that honestly looks like it was just chillin', the cat had to go.

Twitter will soon have ads like Snapchat, within Moments

Twitter will soon have ads like Snapchat, within Moments Looks like Snapchat has a new copycat: Twitter.The news app, which earlier this week announced a new slate of live video partnerships, will introduce a new form of advertising within Twitter that seems to be inspired by Snapchat.

E3 just got a whole lot more like PAX and other fan-friendly shows

E3 just got a whole lot more like PAX and other fan-friendly shows This E3 Coliseum potentially gives some of those visiting celebs a way to connect with the show's audience on a larger, literal stage.A lot of new attendees are going to learn something very quickly: E3 is a lot of lines.

Barack Obama wades into French election in favor of Emmanuel Macron

Barack Obama wades into French election in favor of Emmanuel Macron Barack Obama made his first big political endorsement since leaving office, wading into the hotly contested French election on Thursday to endorse Emmanuel Macron.During the debate, Le Pen referred to Macron as a "smirking banker" with an eye on "butchering France," while Macron called Le Pen "hate-filled" and intent on bringing "civil war" to the country.

There's a massive 'It' easter egg hiding in 'The Dark Tower' trailer

There's a massive 'It' easter egg hiding in 'The Dark Tower' trailer dropped the trailer for the new IT remake, and yesterday we finally got our first glimpse of the upcoming Dark Tower movie.But in all the excitement over the trailer release, we all completely overlooked one massive Stephen King Easter egg hiding in Dark Tower.

‘Game of Thrones’ star explains why Jaime Lannister is a good person despite all the murder

‘Game of Thrones’ star explains why Jaime Lannister is a good person despite all the murder When we met Jaime Lannister on Game of Thrones, he was hardly the show’s moral compass (that title was easily won by Ned Stark, R."I think that my character on Game of Thrones has strong morals,” actor Nikolaj Coster-Waldau told Mashable while promoting his latest feature film, Small Crimes.

These are the 11 most important Star Wars scenes ever. Fight me.

These are the 11 most important Star Wars scenes ever. Fight me. It's hard to believe that the Star Wars saga turns 40 later this month.Harder still to believe that this is only the fourth year Star Wars was officially celebrated on May the Fourth.

'North Korea VR' is an extraordinary glimpse of the world's most oppressive country

'North Korea VR' is an extraordinary glimpse of the world's most oppressive country President Donald Trump has really upped the war of words with North Korea in the past few months, prompting an endless flow of news reports about the hermit regime.What these reports often leave out, though, is the daily life in the North's capital.

Cute elderly newlyweds prove it's never too late for love

Cute elderly newlyweds prove it's never too late for love If you are currently sinking in despair about not being able to find "the one," please remember: love can come at any age, and particularly later in life.Just ask John and Hester Blackler, newlyweds who married at the age of 90 and 88, respectively.

Pornhub is giving moms a very unusual Mother's Day gift this year

Pornhub is giving moms a very unusual Mother's Day gift this year When you think Mother’s Day gifts, VR porn probably isn’t at the top of your list.That is exactly what Pornhub is suggesting you send to dear old mom this year.

Unfortunate minister throws up during bride's beautiful wedding vows

Unfortunate minister throws up during bride's beautiful wedding vows There the things that could go wrong on your wedding day that you can plan for.And then there are the things that could go wrong that you never in a million years would have seen coming.

Snapchat makes it way easier for brands to buy ads

Snapchat makes it way easier for brands to buy ads Prepare to see more brands advertising on Snapchat.The launch of its long-awaited API (application programming interface) last fall let third-party partners sell ads on Snapchat's behalf for the first time, and an update in January gave brands even more control of the process.

11 reasons why you should dump your iPhone for the BlackBerry KEYone

11 reasons why you should dump your iPhone for the BlackBerry KEYone The apps problem that plagued BlackBerry's old phones is no longer an issue with the KEYone.Despite having fewer pixels (1,620 x 1,080 resolution) than most Android phones, the KEYone's screen is still quite bright and sharp.

7 reasons why you shouldn't buy the BlackBerry KEYone

7 reasons why you shouldn't buy the BlackBerry KEYone I gotta hand it to BlackBerry for getting everyone so hyped for its new flagship KEYOne phone.On the one hand, it's the best BlackBerry in years, finally successfully melding Android with a touchscreen, a physical keyboard, and a striking metal design.